Ankle Injury in Norwich
It is going to happen with the advent of the new seasons for Football and autumn and winter activities we should be aware of our ankles!
We thought you would like to be aware of accidents can happen and a statement of a two clients whom we treated and have been restored to full fitness quickly!
The ankle is a multifaceted joint that is capable of a wide range of movement: flexion, extension, inversion and eversion as well as a combination of other movements.
The most common ankle injury is a lateral inversion sprain. Some of the reasons can be the following.
- Weak muscles/tendons that cross the ankle joint, especially the muscles of the lower leg that cross the outside or lateral aspect of the ankle joint.
- Weak or lax ligaments that join together the bones of the ankle joint – this can be hereditary or due to overstretching of ligaments as a result of repetitive ankle sprains;
- Poor ankle flexibility
- Inadequate joint proprioception (i.e. sense of joint position);
- Slow motor neuron muscular response to an off-balance position;
- Running on uneven surfaces;
- Wearing high-heeled shoes – due to the weak position of the ankle joint with an elevated heel, and a small base of support.
Did you know that 5,000 people sprain their ankles each day in the UK research has shown.
Graded from grade 1 to grade 3 these sprains are classified.
Symptoms of a sprained ankle
The symptoms associated with a sprained ankle include:
- Dull pain
- constrained movement
Diagnosis of a sprained ankle
Your Doctor or Sports Therapist will ask about your symptoms and examine you. They should ask you about how the incident occurred.
Your GP, Sports Injury Therapist or Physiotherapist will want to rule out a broken bone (fracture) and assess how severe your injury is.
You may require an x-ray if it is considered your injury is severe and may need more specialised interventions.
Treatment of a sprained ankle and why the Bioneuro Therapy System Sigma Q (∑Q®)along with Neuromuscular injury Therapy Techniques, will help you to recover quicker, than Conventional Exercise Treatment .
Working on the Central and Peripheral Nervous System opens up nerve and blood supply to the area and helps to decrease swelling rapidly , thus aiding the healing process means a quicker return sport and everyday life.
Having helped many people with such injuries and dealing with some horrific ankle injuries one in particular springs to mind. (My client has given his consent for this to be published)
“Whilst in my garden, attending to a few job’s as you do when you get chance.
I slipped and lost my footing .I went one way and my ankle went the other .The pain was excruciating, I managed to get into my house and applied “ICE” to attempt to keep the swelling down.
As I had previously suffered an injury, and been treated by Steve Kirby, of Getfitstayfit Norfolk on the “Bioneuro Therapy System Sigma Q (∑Q®) before. I gave Steve a call and asked if he could assist me. He agreed and came round to attend to this new injury.
I might add here it was a Sunday afternoon and I was not looking forward to having to go to casualty.
Following a assessment he put my feet on pads and more pads on my back the pain was so bad on the ankle, I would have been on the roof if anyone would have touched it.
Turning on the system I felt an almost instant relief of pain. Also the swelling went down considerably. Steve suggested it should be x-rayed to be on the safe side.
As the swelling was down they would be able to X-ray it thankfully the X-ray showed no fractures, as during my youth I had damaged my ankle and was off work for a long period of time.
This time with a few treatments on the system , I was back at my full ability within a much shorter period.
So thank you Steve and Bioneuro Therapy System Sigma Q(∑Q®)”.